Thermography not authorized to screen for breast cancer

Thermography has been in the news lately it is increasingly being used for breast cancer screening although it has been called into question by a recent CBC News investigation, which showed that some clinics offering thermography, which uses a heat-sensitive infrared camera, can detect indications of breast cancer much earlier than mammography. Health Canada is advising Canadians and health care practitioners that no thermography (thermal

Pour les hommes souffrant du cancer de la prostate, le sexe a toujours de l’importance

Les Canadiens sous-estiment les difficultés associées aux repercussions du cancer de la prostate sur la vie sexuelle TORONTO, le 29 nov. 2012 : Selon deux sondages récents de la firme Léger Marketing sur les perceptions qu’ont les Canadiens des situations les plus difficiles à vivre pour un homme lorsqu’il est confronté à un diagnostic du cancer de la prostate, il existe un écart considérable dans

For Men with Prostate Cancer, Sex Still Matters

Canadians underestimate difficulty of coping with prostate cancer’s impact on sex life   TORONTO Nov 29, 2012: Two recent Leger Marketing surveys probing Canadians’ perceptions of the most difficult things to deal with if faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer illustrate a significant gap in appreciating quality of life issues associated with the disease. For instance, according to the surveys, while Canadians in general (32%) and

New study shows elevated risk of breast cancer in auto plastics, tooling, foundries and metal-related industries

Examining workplace Risk for Breast Cancer: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Funded Researchers Share New Findings WINDSOR, ON (November 19, 2012) – A multi-year research project funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) finds an average increase in breast cancer risk of 42 per cent for women who work for a ten year period in environments with high exposure to carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals. CBCF-funded lead researchers

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in BC

November 12, 2012 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that men, in British Columbia, with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones are not receiving the same evidence-based care as patients in other provinces.  Patients in British Columbia are being denied access to bone targeted treatment at the appropriate time in therapy. Men whose cancer has spread, or metastasised, to their